Eating healthy food is very important for good health and a fit body. Amidst all the fast food available so easily, health food has taken a backseat. This article provides some healthy recipes for two, that are tasty and easy to prepare.
Eating unhealthy junk food is so much easier, with the numerous options available. Whereas, healthy food is not so easily available. Health-conscious people are often left with the ordeal of making it themselves, at home. But in most cases, the problem faced is when there are just two people who are going to be eating the food.
Unfortunately, most food recipes available have set servings of a minimum of six people, and while ingredients can be changed, or altered, these changes end up messing with the recipe. The result? You either end up eating well more than one portion, or eating the dish for the next few days.
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? To save you from overeating or eating stale food, here are some healthy recipes for two, that can be made easily without tampering with the quantity of the ingredients.
Onion, medium, 1
Garlic clove, 1
Egg, 1 or all-purpose flour, 2 tbsp., if you are a vegetarian
Olive oil, 2 tbsp.
Chickpeas, 1 cup
Cilantro or parsley, ½ cup
Cumin, grounded, 1 tsp.
Red chilly flakes, ½ tsp.
Wash and drain the chickpeas. Soak them in water overnight. Bring them to a boil the next day. Drain and keep aside.
In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon of oil, and fry the chopped onion and crushed garlic clove. Fry till the onion becomes translucent.
Take a big bowl and mix the onion, cilantro, ground cumin, red chilly flakes, and chickpea. Mash the chickpea with a fork or potato masher. Alternatively, you can choose to use a food processor. However, take care that the chickpea does not become like baby food in the food processor.
Add the beaten egg to the mixture and mix well. If you are using flour, add it to the mixture and mix well.
Make small round balls of equal size from the mixture and flatten them.
Take 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan and fry the falafel on medium heat till they turn golden brown on either side.
Serve the falafel either with salad, or on pitta bread with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and cucumber. You can also make cucumber sauce that goes with it.
Grilled Fish Fillet with Potato Salad
Potato, 250 gm.
Fish fillets, preferably salmon fillets, 2
Low-fat yogurt, 3 tbsp.
Mayonnaise, 4 tsp.
Lemon juice, 1 tbsp.
Caper, rinsed, 1
Gherkins, sliced, 4
Spring onions, finely chopped, 2
Cucumber, chopped, ½
Boil the potatoes with the skin till they become tender. Once they are cooked, drain, and run cold water over them.
In a bowl, mix the yogurt, mayonnaise, and lemon. Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes.
Add these cubes to the yogurt mixture. Also add the caper, gherkins, spring onions, and cucumber to it.
Season the fish fillet and grill it till the fish fillet is suitably cooked.
Serve the fish fillet with the potato salad and also a lemon wedge to squeeze over the fillet.
Pasta Chicken Salad
Chicken breast, 1
Italian pasta, 1 cup
Red bell pepper, 1
Yellow bell pepper, 1
Chopped mushrooms, 1 cup
Ranch salad dressing, ¾ cup
Any vegetables of your choice
Grill the chicken breast and make ½ inch chunks of it.
Cook the pasta as per the directions on the pasta package.
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix them well.
You can serve the salad either immediately, or you can refrigerate it and serve it cold.
Cheese, shredded, ½ cup
Tomato, finely chopped, 1
Milk, ¼ cup
Mushrooms, chopped, ½ cup
Onion, finely chopped, 1
Spring onions, finely chopped, 1
Salt and pepper, to taste
Butter, 1 tsp.
Beat the eggs well with salt and pepper. Then add milk to it and beat well again.
In a large skillet, drop butter, and after the butter melts, add the egg mixture to it. Cook the eggs on low flame.
Cook till the eggs are set. Now sprinkle the vegetables and cheese. Fold the omelet, cover it, and let it cook for a couple of minutes.
Mix the vegetables with the egg mixture and then put it on the skillet and add the cheese after the eggs have set, for another variation.
These easy healthy recipes are great to taste, nutritious, and filling at the same time. Moreover, these are specially meant for two people, so you won’t have to worry about altering the ingredients to suit your needs. So, go ahead, try these out, and feel good about the fact that you are also eating health food.